new breed of hunters appears to have dug in its heels in India.
They bag rare and endangered wild animals and birds which under
the law are banned for hunting. In fact, one shall need an official
permit even for keeping them in captivity.
Ram Bishnoi was gunned down by a gang of poachers at Meena ki Dhani
village 70 Km North West of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, on 11 August
2000, while he tried to stop them from opening fire on the Indian
Gazelles roaming around his open fields. A dead Gizelle was found
dead nearby with bullet wounds on its left thigh.
from surrounding villages jammed the spot, determined not to bury
the body of their colleague until the poachers were arrested. One
of them surrendered. But the desert folk were not to be cooled down.
With prolonged persuation by a person of the rank of the Minister,
post Mortem of the body was performed and it was buried at a central
place in the village. People were pouring on to the spot to pay
homage to the dead.
is now a martyr" remarked Hanuman Singh Bishnoi of Kelansar,
" we have long tradition to save the wildlife and prefer to
give away life in the process." The Bishnois are about 500
old community, practising Nature Conservation as part of their religion!
The Indian desert has largest concentration of Gazelles. It also
has maximum population of Bishnoi people. For centuries both have
co-existed to maintain sustainable living under conditions of hardships
in this vast srid zone.
immediate cash assistance of Rs. 11,000/- was made available for
the family of the bereaved by Mr. Harsh Vardhan, a wildlife expert
at Jaipur. He has demanded from the Government (a) suitable cash
help to the family, and (b) posthumous award to the Bishnoi who
set the unique example.
film celebrities were about to be caught red-handed poaching the
Gazelles in areas around Jodhpur two years ago by the Bishnoi people.
They weer, however, arrested from their palace hotel in Jodhpur
by the police and the forest authorities. The legal proceedings
continue against them. Such incidents of poaching continue here
but are seldom reported to police. Bishnois, however, keep strict
vigi over gun totong elements.
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